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White Gift Sunday benefits Interval House

White Gift Sunday benefits Interval House

Speers and District United Church held their annual White Gift Sunday and Christmas program Dec. 12. The gifts collected during the service will be sent to Interval House in North Battleford. The church service was conduced by Rev.

Christmas in a kennel

As we gather together over the holidays, surrounded by warmth and company, it's nice to imagine that everyone has a warm, loving place to call home.

Twinkle tour lights up lives

Special thanks from River Heights Lodge residents and staff to Jim, Murray, Kevin and Al with North Battleford Handi-bus for giving us such a great experience on our "twinkle tour" of the Battlefords.

Full board serves RM of Round Hill

The RM of Round Hill met for its final meeting of the year Dec 10. For the first time in several years there is a full council of seven.

Spread the gift of love this Christmas

As I get my thoughts together to write down some of my usual ramblings, we are right on the verge of celebrating one of Christianity's most important celebrations. Christmas is only a few days, hours and minutes away.

No upsets in NSRHL this week

In seven North Saskatchewan River Hockey League games this weekend, everything went according to plan at least for the higher ranked teams. Every game went the way of the standings as the higher ranked team won in every matchup.

VB season wraps up at provincials

The Maymont Central School seniorboys' volleyball team ended a successful season with a trip to 2A provincials in Medstead. They played well and were excellent sports. The team captured fourth place, losing a close bronze medal match to Medstead.

Christmas wishes from NWSD

Christmas is many things to many people: a life changing inspiration to some, a time of sadness to others; a profound, religious celebration, or a marketing tool; a time of increased stress and worry, or an opportunity to experience deep and abiding

Building permits up in November; values down

It was a mixed bag for business permits in November in North Battleford. Permit numbers were up for the month with 16 issued in total, up eight from November 2009.

Safe travels the most precious gift of all

Sometimes I feel like my car is my second home and at this time of year we find ourselves criss-crossing the province to attend family dinners and events.